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SFGTV
Dec 5, 2012 9:00pm PST
placing san franciscans in this industry and following the mayor is ron conway and followed by jewel us trueus and jose and a student at bay cat and the tech of the advisory committee and rhonda simmons the director of the office of workforce development division in owdad. we're going to hold questions until the close of the program which the speakers will answer those questions and with that mayor lee. >> thank you. good morning everyone and go giants. yeah. [applause] well, let me begin by thanking everybody here. when i first began as mayor i said jobs was the most important thing we could do for people to get and i tell you what less than two years later that is still the most important thing that we can be doing and creating jobs, making people have the opportunity to get them and trained and educated and placing them in the newest areas in our technology industry and when ron conway. ron just arrived and got out of at&t together. we worked together and had a personal agreement if we were as a city were to help technology we were going to have technology help us, so less than tw
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 9:30am EST
-based eaglebank as one of the fastest i in the nationon. the ceo ron paul was named community banker of the year this year by american banker magazine. he was o of this yeyear's inducts into the washington business hall of fame. i spoke to him recently about his climb to the top. ron paul, welcome to "washington business report." you have been receiving a lot of different awards in addition to being inducted into the hall of fame by junior achievement this year. also received community banker of the year from american banker, a big national recognitioion. your colleague mercedes said it reflects on the entire bank. what does this say about eaglebank right now? >> i think mercedes is absolutely right. the people we associate with the -- of the people we have at thehe banks are so committed to what we have been able to accomplish. we need leadership which i and the board of directors provide but the 400 people who work for us help us accomplish what we have been able to. >> what are some of the things american bankers saw in your numbers that and pressed them? >> first, , we are
ABC
Dec 1, 2012 4:00am PST
, thank you. >>> let's check the other headlines breaking overnight. as always, it's ron claiborne. >> two men are in custody this morning for allegedly planning a terror plot in the united states. they were in florida. but were in touch with radicals overseas. senior justice correspondent, pierre thomas, join us with the details. >> reporter: good morning. the two ft. lauderdale men are accused of threatening to blow up a bomb in the u.s. sources tell abc news, this was not a sting. and that the younger brother had been in contact with overseas radicals, possibly connected to al qaeda. the indictment accused the men of attempting to provide money, lodging and transportation, and conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction. and sources say, the fbi found evidence that the younger brother, had been monitoring recent fbi sting cases. so, authorities say infiltrating the alleged conspiracy was a non-starter. one law enforcement source described the young man's intent as serious. but the source said, the attack was not imminent. >> okay. pierre thomas, thanks for that report. >>> we
CNN
Dec 30, 2012 2:00pm PST
to join us for a fiscal cliff roundtable discussion, if you will. ron brownstein is a senior -- cnn senior political analyst and editorial director of the national journal and stephen moore, senior economics writer at the "wall street journal" and is in washington, d.c. first up, ron, will, do you think, these politicians reach a deal or not and why or why not? >> the fiscal cliff was yeelted as a doomsday machine to try to give them more will power to do what they can't do on their own, to reach a deal. the reason all of this was here, incentive to reach a deal, some of your guests pointed out during the day, a lot can go wrong when you leave is it to this late, a little little surprising to me republicans don't feel urgency, talk about this in a minute, maybe, the wolf on the other side of the cliff, difficult for both sides, the country is worse for the republicans than the democrats. it's possible they make a deal, possible they go over, no more precision than that. >> are we thelma and luiz, rocketing towards that canyon? >> took the words out of my mouth, even if we don't get
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm PST
markets and for hundreds of thousands of charities in this country. again as i say, which ron didn't respond to, this party that has paraded around, the party that wants to rein in government spending, they are unable to identify any changes in medicare or entitlement spending which shows the tea party at its core was a phoney, phoney movement. >> joy, it's interesting to hear ron referring to august 2011 because a number of refers appear to have forgotten something happened in november 2012 called a presidential election. >> right. it was an election in which president obama, unprecedented for a democrat, actually ran on a platform of raising taxes. he said, i'm going to raise taxes on the top 2% and he was re-elected resoundingly with it. to what ron said, if it's only $14 trillion, what's the big deal, go ahead and let the rich pay it? that's number one. number two, the other thing that's been exposed and what's true, what's always been true about conservativism is that the core principle is the rich don't pay too much, they pay too little. when they say things like broaden the ta
SFGTV
Dec 12, 2012 7:00pm PST
rocket boat we operate to tib bureau ron, angel island and our commuter ferry service to tib bureau ron and the 15 services are all maintained by blue and gold feet employees at our pier nine facility in san francisco. i don't believe this slide needs much explanation these are the public agencies who over see our operations as you can see, we get a lot of help. every from the port to fish and game and i believe we have a good relationship with all of the agencies since we abide and understand that each agency has a job do and performs a service to the public. blue and gold employs 250 employees during the peak season and one 75 employees year round, we have a diverse workforce and are proud of providing a an atmosphere for quloiys to reach their potential and we have a numerous employees that have started as photographers and have become captains and we believe promoting from within and our workforce is a testament to that belief. the masters and piles you know represent our captainses engineer and is ticketing staff as well as the deck hand who work on excursion and rocket boat servic
CBS
Dec 17, 2012 11:00pm PST
out. >> reporter: ron boat man installed solar panels. and last year he went one step further we are a small wind turbine. >> the rebates for the wind generator were really substantial. >> he expected to get more than 7600 in rebates from the california energy commission to offset the 24 grand he paid for his system. but after applying for the state rebate ron learned his wind turbine no longer qualifies. >> they dangled this big carrot out there in front of you. you go through the hoop to go green and everything else. and once you reach to the carrot they pulled it away now. >> they were asleep at the wheel. >> the rebate list never should have qualified. >> the turbines had not been well tested. >> the state paid californians more than 500,000 in rebates for turbines that didn't create as much energy as the manufacture claimed to the state. in some cases the state energy commission found it was seven and a halftimes greater than theoretically possible. >> they had a hummer that would get 150-miles to the gallon is what they were saying. >> it suspended the program in 2011. the
MSNBC
Dec 20, 2012 1:00pm PST
. joining us now is ron meier, spokesperson for american majority action and jared bernstein a senior fellow and an msnbc contributor. welcome to you both. jared, this plan b, it's not only an affront to what the president has been trying to do in terms of a balanced approach. it's also a colossal waste of time, isn't it? >> absolutely. i mean, i have been writing about this in terms of theatrics at a time when really nobody ought to be going to the theater. the fiscal cliff is way too close for this type of game playing and i just noted today that the gdp report for the third quarter got a little bit of a bump. it was marked up to 3.1%. we're actually making some progress on this economic recovery, but if we go over and stay over the cliff because of all this screwing around, forget about it. you're going to have that recovery go south very quickly. john boehner on monday looked like a guy who is willing to make a balanced compromise or at least consider one in the interest of the country. john boehner on wednesday looks like a guy who is looking out for his own skin over the benefit
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2012 11:00am PST
forflez and after that ron miguel. >> good evening madam chairman, fellow commissioners. my name is manuel florez and part of the carpenters union close to 33 years and over the years i have seen a lot of projects but i tell you the designs i see for this one. this is what you call a smart development. what does that mean "a smart equipment". i am talking about a world class arena. >> >> i'm looking beyond the jobs what this can do for the city and county of san francisco. i will the team here is well aware of what they're up against that it's an uphill battle but they're here rolling up their sleeps. good economic sense and it can be done. you know we're going to get a lot of noise. we're going to get a lot of dust. we're going to get a lot of traffic no doubt and you know what? somebody's view is going to be blocked, but at the end of the day this can work. a first class arena for the city and county of san francisco. that's what we need. that's what we deserve because this is a city that knows how no doubt. they know how to do it and i look forward to more of these discussions. t
ABC
Dec 3, 2012 11:35pm PST
to go before you sleep, something to think about. from abc's ron claiborne. >> reporter: the video is shocking. a woman driving a car in denver asleep at the wheel. watch as she drifts in and out of her line, somehow she never crashes. she drove 30 miles before a police car was finally able to pull her over. about 6800 drivers each year aren't so lucky. they fall asleep while driving, crash and die. drowsy driving is the second-leading cause of fatal vehicle accidents behind only drunk driving and ahead of driving while texting. it's not just driving that is affected. a recent study in the journal of american medical association estimated that workplace accidents from sleep deprivation cost $31 billion of damage every year. >> sleep is such a powerful drive that if you really need it, the brain is going to say, sleep. and that can be an incredibly dangerous situation. >> reporter: but it's driving while sleeping that is especially harrowing. some drowsy drivers experience a phenomenon you probably never heard of called micro sleep where you fall asleep for just a few seconds without r
ABC
Dec 2, 2012 7:00am PST
. >> last thing they need. >>> lot of other news developing overnight. as always, we turn to mr. ron claiborne. >> good morning, everyone. >>> u.s. forces in afghanistan have helped repel an attack on a joint u.s./afghan base. taliban suicide bombers assaulted the jalalabad early this morning. detonating two vehicles packed with explosives and striking a gun battle that lasted two hours. all of the attackers were killed. two civilians were also killed. four afghan troupes were also killed. no u.s. troops were injured. >>> and new details this morning on that deadly bus crash at miami international airport. two people were killed when a religious group's bus slammed into an eight-foot-high overpass because the driver took a wrong turn. mark greenblatt is here with the latest details. >> reporter: good morning, ron. as many as three people are clinging to life this morning after that crash in miami. just one of thousands of bus crashes that we found happening every year in the u.s., leaving a long trail of injuries and worse. >> just very bloody. everybody had cuts and scrapes. >> repo
ABC
Dec 2, 2012 4:00am PST
other news developing overnight. we turn to mr. ron claiborne. >> good morning, everyone. >>> u.s. forces in afghanistan have repelled an attack on a joint base. taliban suicide bombers assaulted the jalalabad early this morning. striking a gun battle that lasted two hours. all of the attackers were killed. no u.s. troops were injured. >>> new details this morning on that deadly bus crash at miami international airport. two people were killed when a religious group's bus slammed into an overpass because the driver took a wrong turn. >> reporter: good morning, ron. as many three people are clinging to life this morning after that crash in miami. >> very bloody. everybody had cuts and scrapes. >> reporter: the entire front of this bus, caved in and the ceiling collapsed injuring more than 30 and killing one 56-year-old and other 80-year-old senior citizen. the driver got lost and somehow managed at the miami international airport, plowing his bus through. >> we're not sure why he misjudged the terminal building. >> reporter: at a nearby hospital, one injured person after the next go
ABC
Dec 8, 2012 7:00am PST
allegedly the most expensive burger on the planet earth. ron and i normally do the taste testing around here. we're very excited about this. >>> also, check this out. the flying squirrel in the house this morning. gabrielle douglas is here. she's here live. she has a new memoir out, where she says she almost quit right before the olympics. she's going to be taking questions from a whole gaggle of young fans. very much looking forward to that. >> so many people excited to meet her this morning. >>> also, countdown to crisis. we're 24 days from tax increases for everyone and big, painful federal budget cuts, unless president obama and house speaker john boehner can strike a deal. we'll have the latest on the battle of wills in washington. >> the president is out this morning with a not-so-conciliatory note. we'll get the latest from david kerley coming up. >>> check this out. why all new cars may soon be spying on their drivers and making it tough for you to cover your tracks. >>> we're going to start, though, with what should have been a joyous week for the royal family. but news of kate
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 4:00pm EST
our wake, goldie taylor, ron christie, who is a republican strategist, both with me here in new yorkened a dr. james peterson, an associate professor at lehigh university, a regular contributor to thegrio.com. welcome to all of you. ron, the gop has announced a new party, quote, grow the party and win. how effective will it be when the only recognizable names are ari fleischer and haley barbour's nephew henry who believe the polls are skewed against mitt romney. >> i don't agree with that. i think politics is about addition not subtraction. we did a very bad job with outreach with people of color, we alienated college educated women, the gay vote and the hispanic vote. if the republicans are serious about growing as a party and about moving forward not only for 2014 but the presidential election, we need to grow and expand our base and we didn't do it this time. >> when the election was in process, why were you not standing up and condemning publicly some of the things that were repeatedly being said that were mildly racist, deliberately sexist, often divisive of people. why did
ABC
Dec 29, 2012 4:00am PST
overnight. for that, let's check in, as always, with mr. ron claiborne. >> hi, dan, bianna. we begin in australia, with a confrontation with a shark. it cost a surfer two fingers and a chunk of his leg. the 29-year-old was surrounded by a pod of dolphins when the shark attacked yesterday. >> my legs. >> and witnesses say the man used his surfboard to fight off the shark. but the shark bit off two of his fingers. >>> and police in new york city are searching for a woman who pushed a man to his death in front of an oncoming subway train. police are checking homeless shelters and psychiatric units for the woman seen in this surveillance video running away from the scene of that crime. authorities released a sketch of that suspect. investigators used a smartphone and a bottle prescription pills to identify the victim. he is the second person in a month to be pushed to his death in the new york city subway system. >>> and the neighbor of the gunman who shot and killed two firefighters is under arrest, accused of buying two of the guns in that christmas eve ambush. dawn young of rochester all
ABC
Dec 23, 2012 7:00am PST
until christmas, "gma" never sounded so good. >> those guys are great. you can see ron tapping. they do a mean "feliz navidad." great to have them with us this morning. >>> also this morning, we are going to take a look at some fancy high, high-end christmas gifts affordable only for people who may have recently won the lottery. for example this thing. a jet pack, $100,000. this guy drives it well. i got a chance to test drive it, and that's what happened. yeah, yeah. it didn't go so well. >> it looks like fun when he was. with you, dan -- >> as it turns out it's tricky to use. >> yeah. >> the gift that keeps on giving. >> perhaps we shouldn't be running that story. >>> also this morning, keep a close eye on those gifts you do buy. unfortunately, 'tis the season for christmas crimes, as well. and we'll show you some bad guys caught on tape red handed stealing people's presents. that's coming up next. >>> but we're going to start here this half hour with what is shaping up to be the big story on christmas and the days of a. severe weather, it could strand many of the 93 million americ
MSNBC
Dec 13, 2012 7:00pm PST
jordan davis. lucia, you got that phone call. ron found out first and called you, what was your feeling? what happened to you when you got that call? >> it just, when i happened to come up in the bedroom and i saw my phone light up and i saw that it was ron. i knew it had to do with jordan. i knew 11:00 at night, there would be no other reason why he would be calling. and when i picked up the phone and he said where is earl get earl. and i knew that it had to do with jordan. i knew something was terply, terribly wrong. and i think i knew in my spirit, i knew that he was gone. i felt that. >> ron, dow think that it was in your voice when you made that call. i can't imagine having to make that call to the mother of this child that you both just lost. >> when i cam back from the hospital from seeing him. that it was my child in the hospital that passed. walking up to my front door thinking i can tell my wife jordan's step mother first of all and going through the reaction and then the realization to the both of us that we have to make that call to jordan's mother. and the first thing i tho
SFGTV
Dec 30, 2012 10:30am PST
in that building and from what i have observed and what i heard from ron case. i found by checking with justin gen and abc that there is a place for retail wine shop and it didn't say they wanted to be retail wine shop. they said we want to be a wine-tasting bar, either written in by them or abc, because that was the intent. here they were given a clear conditional use that said repeatedly in order to avoid confusion, it will not be a bar. the noise problem was brought to my attention, apart from the fact that i hear it when i go by there with the windows and doors open by many people and certainly by the managers in the building; when i went there on a different purpose that the elders there really suffer. i brought you some of the statements of support, okay? there is a petition, signed by people all over the city, and? in the greater nob hill area and nobody nearby within a block or two blocks except one i see on the page. statements on the black, i want to change the verbiage from wine-tasting to wine bar. now you can say it doesn't add a bar, but it does really. he added a bar
KOFY
Dec 5, 2012 11:30am PST
game begins live from the coliseum. once the game ends larry, lincoln and ron will return with after the game. it is abc programming: ron: years ago i made a promise to provide the best for my family, in sickness and in health. carol and i needed help figuring out what's covered by medicare and what's not. so we turned to the same folks we've relied on for health insurance all these years. announcer: ron and carol called anthem blue cross and found an affordable medicare plan that pays for some costs original medicare won't. now they can keep making memories for years to come. choose from plans offering protection from high out of pocket costs plus include prescription drug coverage with your monthly premium. get the freedom to keep the doctors you already trust. if you're eligible for medicare we'll help you find a plan that fits your needs. call or go online now to get answers. you only have until december 7th to enroll. of using toothpaste to clean their denture. but dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria
CBS
Dec 16, 2012 5:00am PST
thurman. ron and i were fortunate enough many moons ago to have a class by dr. thurman. an amazing african american pastor who could write. these are some things for you to consider when trying the true meaning of christmas. you won't forget to go to church on christmas eve of course. but here's a short poem. at christmas time, the tide flows out from the inner sea. at christmas time they find their way to many shores with gifts of remembrances, thoughts of love, though the world be weary and the days afraid, the heart renews its life and mind takes hope from the tides that flow from the inner sea at christmas time. thurman talking about advent as a time of preparation. and the person to begin with is you. and so that is the important thing. christmas returns as it always does with the assurance that life is good. it's a time to lift to the spirit. when the mind feels its way into the common place and senses the wonder of simple things. evergreen tree. familiar carols. it's a time of alum nation when candles burn and old dreams find their youth again. it's a time of pause when forg
SFGTV
Dec 5, 2012 9:30pm PST
and the city as what ron would say "a match made in heaven" because computer engineering is what i call a hybrid between electrical engineering and computer science because it world has many different sectors and you want to be versatile. you don't want to -- well, some of us would prefer to be experts in one field. for example programming or making robots, but i think being versed in both sides of the spectrum tells you tremendously understanding programming, electronics, signal processing, networking, chip design -- i could go on and on, and i think this will give us more opportunities in the area rather than being skilled in one thing. now i'm a senior and i am graduating in the spring, fingers crossed and i couldn't have made a better choice. i think computer engineering was the best choice for me. like i said opportunities are not always readily available. we all get nervous about that. sometimes we need to take charge and take those opportunities so last summer i decided to take it a step further and i applied for probably about 200 different interning opportunities that i sa
MSNBC
Dec 20, 2012 11:00pm PST
. >> give me a ron reagan gun bill. >> a ron reagan gun bill says just like when you want to buy a car or drive a car, you have to go and prove that you understand the laws surrounding the use of your gun. you have to prove you know how to use your gun, how to store your gun, how to clean your gun. you've got to go through a background check, of course, whether you buy the gun at a gun show or anywhere else. think of the stupidity of the gun show loophole. i mean, was bob casey talking about that? the fact you can buy a gun over ruling out the possibility of some gun control legislation, but catch his act. this is what the republican party has been brought down to. they have to kiss the butt of the gun guys. take a look. >> we join the president in mourning the victims of the horrible tragedy in connecticut. he's appointed vice president biden to lead a commission. when the vice president's recommendations come forward, we'll certainly take them into consideration. at this point i think our hearts and souls ought to be to think about those victims in this -- >> so you're hoping -- >> did
MSNBC
Dec 20, 2012 2:00pm PST
for me tonight, and with me tonight are msnbc political analyst ron reagan and real clear politics reporter erin mcpike. i was stunned to see bobby casey, the senator from pennsylvania, who is a classic pennsylvanian, in the past he's received a b plus or an a rating from the nra. he tolded philadelphia enquirer he will come back for -- coming out for a new assault weapons ban and legislation banning high round magazines. he said his decision amounted to being summoned by your conscience. he said his wife had pressed him to rethink his position on gun safety in the wake of newtown. he said the power of the weapon, the number of bullets that hit each child, that was so, to me, just so chilling, it haunts me. it should haunt every public official. if those two bills come before the senate i will vote for both. these a risky strong position by bob casey. >> he's not the only one. joe manchin, the senator from west virginia on monday was saying this has changed his thinking. of course, these are two democrats -- >> but manchin hasn't said he will vote for these two bills. bobby casey s
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
the right attitude, and ron reagan, a good friend of mine, an msnbc political analyst. i have to let you at this first, ron reagan. every time i see "gone with the wind" i see all these southern guys cheering, they can't wait to tell miss scarlet. miss car let, we're going to have a war, it's going to be great. and then the horror of 600,000 people dead including the burning of atlanta. then everybody says this wasn't such a great idea. now they're talking like secession is a good idea again. who are these maniacs? >> i'm sure all these people who are plumping for secession would call themselves patriots. >> of what country? >> real americans. >> well, good question here. so the way it works apparently is when democracy doesn't go your way, when you have an election and the other side wins, you throw the entire 200-plus years of the american experiment into the dumper. you have a little kind of hissy fit here. we've all been in groups of people where maybe eight, ten people and one of the people, one of the people in this group is character disordered. they're a real sociopath, a
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm EST
jcpenney's strategy. loyal customers and wall street alike wondering. ron johnson's initial approach was to lift sales to every day low prices and not through special promotions. but in december alone, the company has rolled out two special deals offering big discounts. the question now, is ron johnson's new strategy too little too late? let's welcome jpmorgan's senior retail analyst. matthew, great to see you. >> thank you. >> is this a switch in strategy or is this just desperation to get rid of inventory that's built up? >> i think it's a little bit of both, so, you know, i think that the moves that we've seen, you know, five pricing changes over the last 60 days, i think is more a result of sales trends that are clearly below as well as building inventory. but i think there's flexibility on johnson's part, heading into next year. i think the customers clearly voted that without sales, jcpenney is not their top destination. and so i think as you head into next year, jcpenney potentially is considering more of a hybrid model of sales, maybe more on basics, but trying to keep full price in
CNN
Dec 27, 2012 4:00am PST
back to "starting point." today's team ron brownstein, will cane and roland martin, we're keeping you an available spot for him. >> empty chair. >> roland has been dieting. you can't even see him. if you've ever been confused by facebook's privacy settings, you are not alone. even mark zuckerberg's sister might be after a private family photo she posted on facebook went public. she is the former marketing director of facebook and she posted this photo of her family. >> that's her. >> there we go. it includes facebook ceo mark zuckerberg, someone who wasn't supposed to see it saw it because she was friends with someone else who was tagged in it and it was retweeted in the aftermath. an angry response that included this line, it's not about privacy settings, it's about human decency. >> talk about six degrees of separation. you had the chain of events there. >> someone who saw someone whose friend saw it who posted it? welcome to the internet. >> the increasing reality is you're assuming that anything that can be seen will be seen. >> right. >> and both company policy and government
Current
Dec 5, 2012 2:00pm PST
strategist and author of the book "blackwards," ron christie. thank you so much for joining us inside "the war room" again. >> governor, it is nice to see you again. >> jennifer: all right. so do you think republicans have recovered from losing the election? >> well, i think we have. i think there's no question that although president obama got less of the popular vote than he did the last time around, his electoral college numbers went up. he won. but the other thing that i would say to you governor, is senate republicans, the american people voted for the status quo. they kept the republicans running the majority in the house of representatives to keep a check on the executive branch and so while we did take a shellacking in the presidential election, we still have one of the houses of congress -- it is up to the congress to negotiate with the president. >> jennifer: i gotta stop you on that though because the democrats won the popular vote in the house races too by a million votes. yes, republicans maintained control. but they lost seats and a large reason why they maintain control
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 7:00am PST
developing overnight. we go to mr. ron claiborne who has extraordinary videotape. >>> out of russia. a plane crash outside of moscow. we'll begin with this stunning video. the plane overshot the runway and careened into traffic and abc's kirit radia has the story. >> reporter: you're about to see the terrifying moment of impact as the russian passenger jet slams into a busy highway. watch again. you can see the plane's tire colliding with the moving car. and listen closely. you can hear the squealing brakes and crushing metal. the crash took place on saturday at an airport outside moscow. the red wing airlines flight broke through a barrier fence shattering into three pieces and bursting into flames before skidding to a stop at the edge of the highway. witnesses rushed to pull survivors out of the wreckage. the russian made tupolev 204 was flying back from the czech republic with no passengers and eight crew members on board. officials say four of them were killed including the pilots. the other four were seriously injured. an investigation has been opened but officials have already
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
democratic presidential candidate? for now, we turn to david corn of mother jones and ron reagan, an msnbc political analyst joining me. i want to start with ron. why would they want to change the electoral state like pennsylvania? why would they do that? >> well, i think the republicans have examined the playing field as it were and through long and bitter experience they have come to the conclusion that is it is very difficult for them to win on a national level unless they cheat. so they are going to cheat any way that they can. we saw it in the vote suppression. that didn't work out so well. so let's just change systemically the way we change the votes and in states like pennsylvania, ohio, michigan, florida, like that, these are the battleground states that we need to win and we're narrowly losing them now so let's at least try to get some of the electoral college votes out of this and tip the election. >> ron, you know why he's with him? it's not about the voter suppression. the 60 some counties that always go republican, they can't stand the fact that philadelphia and pittsbur
ABC
Dec 3, 2012 5:30pm PST
time for people accused of being too sleep deprived to drive. abc's ron claiborne wants to show you what happened to him. >> reporter: my eyes are open, but what you can't tell in this experiment, i'm actually asleep. every day an estimated 250,000 americans fall asleep while driving like this woman, who was videotaped seemingly nodding off at the wheel in denver. sleep-deprived drivers are blamed for thousands of crashes every year. but many times it's not that obvious. scientists say there's something called microsleep where you can fall asleep for just a few seconds without realizing it. sometimes with your eyes open. >> hi, i'm ron claiborne. >> reporter: we traveled to the liberty mute cal research institute outside of boston where they study microsleep. >> microsleep is a very brief transition from wakefulness to sleep, and it can last up to maybe 20 or 30 seconds. you're awake and suddenly asleep. >> reporter: i agreed to take part in an experiment. i would drive while sleep deprived. to mimic the condition of people who do not get enough sleep, i stayed up all night. >> i've
MSNBC
Dec 11, 2012 4:00pm PST
give the right a chance to bring the house down. with me is ron reagan and dana milbank of the "washington post." before we talk about the gop split, we should republicans in the white house have exchanged new proposal tsds today. and president obama and boehner have spoken at this time. quote, we sent the white house a counteroffer that would achieve reform to solve our looming debt crisis and create more jobs. that's all we know. dana milbank, they say it's good. they said it will solve our problems. they won't say what it is. explain. >> well, look, we're still in the fairly early stage of posturing here, and nobody can strike a deal until they get closer to it, until their feet are to the fire. >> when do you say the fire begins? >> nobody can make any prediction for sure -- >> try. >> they could hammer this out in three hours if they really wanted to. >> that's right. >> but if they don't wait until the very end of december or even go over the cliff -- >> i think it's 21. i'm going to bet on -- what's your hunch about this, ron reagan? you're here -- i think they're going
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 7:00am EST
." this is ron from louisiana. caller: good morning. host: who wish to nominate? -- who would you'll nominate? caller: obama. host: what makes him your hero? caller: we were on a major slide when he came into office. he save the automobile and got osama bin laden. he did everything even though the gop did nothing but filibuster. every proposal he has made. the economy is still growing even though everything that has been put against him. host: are there other heroes you look to beside the president? caller: this year i believe he should be the star for what he has gone up against. he was trying to do a reasonable -- get a compromise and the gop was saying their way or nothing . it is costing the nation. host: thank you very much. this comes from twitter. host: i next call is on the independent line. good morning. caller: the bartender that took the videotape of mr. romney talking about the 47%. he showed an insight into the candidate. host: why is he a hero? caller: he had the courage to share with others. host: anybody else in congress or in texas? caller: i thought that mr. paul wa
ABC
Dec 29, 2012 5:30pm PST
ron claiborne now. >> reporter: it began when one man accidentally slipped off the sheet of ice and into the lake. the people you see in this video are members of a sledding excursion that goes terribly wrong. >> we saw this guy coming across the ice really fast. it went from cheering to all of a sudden just -- to an unbelievable amount of panic and chaos. >> reporter: one man goes to the ice's edge to try to help, but then he falls in. and then, one would-be rescuer after another tries to help only to plunge into the lake themselves in a chain reaction. a crowd gathers on shore. frantically screaming for help. >> call 911! >> reporter: five minutes after the first man went in, nearly a dozen people are in the water as others throw ropes and inner tubes but no luck. micky herman shot this video, you can hear him calling for someone to bring a hope. >> it was very hard to watch. >> reporter: finally, nine harrowing minutes into this ordeal on ice, everyone somehow manages to scramble out. amazingly, this escapade on ice ended happily, everyone is just fine. ron claiborne, abc news, n
NBC
Dec 31, 2012 6:30pm EST
just about time to get the party started in times square. and that is where we find nbc's ron mott, along with hundreds of thousands of his closest friends tonight. ron, good evening. >> reporter: hey there, kate, good evening to you. times square, of course, is electric every day of the week. but on december 31st, it is absolutely super charged. an estimated 1 million people are expected to jam into the streets here, ready to toast a new year. another year, another ball, another chance to dance to a different tune. as crowds clog the heart of manhattan for its annual raucous party, goodbye '12, hello '13. >> going to be a year of a adventure so starting it off right. >> new year, want to have new goals. >> reporter: celebrations have been going on around the globe. from new zealand and australia to tokyo and beijing. ♪ >> reporter: across america, 12:00 will arrive to crowds hungry for a fresh start. there's a moon pie over mobile. they squeeze an orange in miami. it's peachy in atlanta. back here in new york, bulbs are in, the crystal sparkles, especially one honoring the late
ABC
Dec 22, 2012 4:00am PST
the broadcast. >>> let's get over to ron for the latest headlines. >> hey, there. good morning, everyone. three people have been arrested for the deadly explosion that devastated an indiana neighborhood last month. the homeowner and boyfriend. there was evidence that the gas lines were tampered with. >>> and a federal judge has given final approval to bp's settlement on the massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico. the oil giant has estimated it will take $7.8 billion to help out businesses and individuals affected by the oil spill. >>> and the tennis umpire who was accused of murdering her husband has her job back. prosecutors dropped the case last month against her because of insufficient evidence. goodman was suspended from her job after her arrest in august. >>> and a crowd in texas got more than they bargained for. when they lined up to buy the new air jordan speakers. police doused the crowd, about 200 people, with pepper spray, when people were getting out of control. several people were treated at the scene. quite a scene. >>> and finally, talk about being in the right p
ABC
Dec 23, 2012 4:00am PST
can use and ron is writing down some of those websites, as well. thanks, rachel. >>> while americans are buying their gifts there are some real-life grinches coming up with creative ways to steal them. unfortunately for them they're being caught on the tape and watched by millions. here's abc's mark greenblatt. >> security cameras in houston solved the missing mystery of the ipad mini. the fedex guy delivering it just in time. here comes the grinch dressed in brown. he delivers his own package only to come back and take that ipad mini for himself. >> i was shocked and i said, oh, my god, it's the u.p.s. guy. i thought this is exactly like the grinch. >> u.p.s. replaced the ipad and fired the driver. but not until the video went on the internet. >> i didn't hear from anybody till 8:30 the next morning. u.p.s. security here in houston and they said we saw your video on youtube. >> oklahoma city, a team of grinches worked together casing this house. they break down the door and once inside the unthinkable. head right to the christmas tree and began unwrapping presents before knock knock
CNBC
Dec 17, 2012 1:00pm EST
reached regarding gun control? we'll discuss that very subject with ron christie, former policy adviser to president bush. and national urban league ceo, mark. nancial obstacles military families face, we understand. at usaa, we know military life is different. we've been there. that's why every bit of financial advice we offer is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa brings advice. call or visit us online. we're ready to help. >>> in coming weeks, i'll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens from law enforcement to mental health professionals to parent and educators. in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. because what choice do we have? we can't accept events like this as routine. >> that was part of president obama's speech last night in newtown, connecticut. we questioned, how do you find middle ground in the gun control debate. joining us to talk about that is ceo of the national urban league and former mayor ever ne
KOFY
Dec 4, 2012 11:30am PST
. >>> still ahead, secondhand surprise. >> meet the woman who brought home a gold mine from her local g ron: years ago i made a promise to provide the best for my family, in sickness and in health. carol and i needed help figuring out what's covered by medicare and what's not. so we turned to the same folks we've relied on for health insurance all these years. announcer: ron and carol called anthem blue cross and found an affordable medicare plan that pays for some costs original medicare won't. now they can keep making memories for years to come. choose from plans offering protection from high out of pocket costs plus include prescription drug coverage with your monthly premium. get the freedom to keep the doctors you already trust. if you're eligible for medicare we'll help you find a plan that fits your needs. call or go online now to get answers. you only have until december 7th to enroll. the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? t
SFGTV
Dec 24, 2012 2:00am PST
man's you know and part of the whole scheme i am now apparently, i am now doing tib ron, angel island and sauce leet toe and so i see the commuters at tib ron which i'm fond of and the tourists at sauce leet toe and the tourists from angel island and we have finally recovered from the loss of the alcatraz ferry and when -- refused to hire any of our m m p i'm sorry because we have a great staff here and i would like to tell that you blue and gold is really a good company to work for. thank you. >> thank you. (applause) . >> winter and then ben weber.. >> good afternoon commissioners i'm here as a member of the inland boat man's you know just recently obtained seniority with blue and gold neat although i have worked with other companies all over the san francisco bay, i primarily stay with blue and gold fleet because they have offered the most training, the most opportunity for work as well as great wages. i plan on staying there and growing with them the company. i'm not i'm going to hopefully one day obtain my captain's license, they are a wonderful company to work for and i again pl
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 2:30am PST
free. the document is once again on display. ron mott has details. >> reporter: showing its age the emancipation proclamation still draws attention. a document whose aim was to you night a country divided by war. >> it's amazing to see abraham lincoln's signature. >> reporter: today the frail order consigned to history on january 1st, 1863 by abraham lincoln is again on public display. show% time just a few days every year. >> very uplifting experience. very important document. >> reporter: presidential historian doris goodwin on president lincoln freeing the slaves. >> philosophically lincoln always believed slavery was wrong. there's no question about that from the time he was a young man. the question is what power did he, once he became president, have to do something about ending slavery? he finally found that door with his powers as commander-in-chief and with military necessity and then he went through that door. >> reporter: the proclamation and the union admitting blacks to its fighting ranks helped tip the balance of the war towards the north weakening confederate force an
NBC
Dec 25, 2012 6:30pm EST
his deadly trap left a note. here's nbc's ron mott. >> reporter: police say the christmas eve ambush of four firefighters battling a massive house fire in new york was spelled out by the suspected arsonist and shooter in chilling, typewritten detail. >> quote, i still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood i can burn down and do i like doing best, killing people. >> reporter: authority ts say 62 years william spengler, who served prison time for killing his grandmother more than 30 years ago, shot at first responders who arrived at his burning house, the fire spreading to six other homes. >> we are being shot at. multiple firemen down. i am shot. i think he's using an assault rifle. >> he was equipped to go to war to kill innocent people. >> reporter: the gunman was well-fortified with weapons and ammo. the same model used in the newtown, connecticut, school shooting. tomasz kaczowka and mike chiapperini were killed. spengler killed himself. and late today, human remains were found in spengler's house and suspect they belong to his missing sister. >> microsoft is alway
NBC
Nov 30, 2012 5:30pm PST
freedom to dream big. our "making a difference report" from nbc's ron mott. >> reporter: turning fun into future success is where he spent his time, pushing the sport these youngsters hardly know. he started inner city lacrosse, a nonprofit for kids just like eleven-year-old colby spence. he is already hooked >> i couldn't believe it, they wanted us to join. >> a lot of people can't afford to participate in these activities, and sometimes you find yourself even in that situation. >> reporter: lacrosse, a lot of people think it is an elite sport. >> i think it is, but let's change that. >> reporter: growing up in the shadows of an ivy league tower like the one in new haven, yale university, in connecticut, fuelled a burning desire to overcome >> i grew up in the section where they told the yale students not to go. >> reporter: a single mom, youngest of six, he jumped at the chance to get ahead. >> when i walked on the campus, as a little boy, going for enrichment classes, i felt so important, and smart. and so i wanted to introduce that element. >> reporter: so he convinced the equipm
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am EST
, josh, sam, and lara are all off. we're glad to welcome dan abrams, ron claiborne and rachel smith. >>> we have a big news cycle going on. secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital. we'll get to that in just a moment. a diagnosis of a blood clot. >>> we have some weather stories. including the latest on this horrific tour bus crash on an icy highway in oregon. it was packed full of tourists. skidded off the road, nine dead, many more injured. >>> and the live shot from new york presbyterian hospital where secretary of state hillary clinton is being cared for right now. martha raddatz has the latest. >> reporter: the secretary has not been seen in public since early december after an illness and then a fall. this is the first time she's landed in the hospital. >> probably a good idea to -- >> >> reporter: on sunday, secretary clinton was admitted to new york hospital for a treatment of a blood clot. according to the state department in the course of a followup exam, the doctors discovered a blood clot had formed, stemming from the concussion several weeks ago. she was last
SFGTV2
Dec 24, 2012 10:30pm PST
and ron who is here today and 4r-d them outside and on to the church steps and about a minute of back slaps and high fives is dawned on us only the wedding party left the church. all the gusts were still include and included ron's wife jenn and stephanie and mark cline who are here today and everyone was inside the church waiting for something and characteristically it was milton and figured it out and slapped his hand across his head like a v8 mothers and said "the mothers" and they went and escorted the mothers out and the rest of the gusts looked relieved and i remember why he was called the in house episcopalian and raby it might be interesting to know that well behaved ones wait for the esures and escort the mothers of the bride and carole groom first. now with connection to people. >> >> milton was curious about everything. when susan and i moved to cleveland after graduate school many of our friends wrote us off and milton thought of it as a chance to explore a part of the world he hadn't seen and visited often and he went to see the rock and rel hall of fame and he had his spe
NBC
Dec 23, 2012 11:00am EST
] chris: is it this from ron paul, putting down newt gingrich for his out-there views on space exploration. >> i don't think we shou go to the moon. i think we should send some politicians up there. chris: or the president's sharp comeback to a romney charge in the third debate. >> you mentioned the navy for example and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1915. horses ander bayonets. chris: was it this zinger in the vice presidential debate. >> jack kennedy. >> now you're jack kennedy. chris: these aren't the best of all time. >> i like the navy one and i know -- chris: the bayonets and horses. >> the white house had been prepared for that one because mechanism was using the line about the navy being smaller now. chris: one of his biggest advisers, former secretary of the navy, 600-ship navy. >> so they were prepared for it and put that line in there just waiting and it was so funny, i was there for that debate and the second mitt romney said what he did, a lot of the reporters trying to groans baud they knew what was coming. >> i like the zinger from the president. the one
SFGTV2
Dec 3, 2012 4:30pm PST
kelly, pat gallager, jim wonderman, we are expecting ron conway and mary murphy to join us. i also wanted to turn the microphone over to mayor lee to talk about why we are here. that is to unveil our logo, social media campaign. we will have rich silverstein, the head of this amazing ad agency working the past month to come to this point. we are going to hear from the ceo of the 49ers, jet york as well. supervisor mark ferrell, who will be our key liaison to the board of supervisors here in san francisco i want to acknowledge mayor reeve and williams weren't able to make it. we are committed to the effort and our theme of bringing the bowl to the bay. that will be important because we can't do this alone. we are excited to work with them as well. without furthered adieu i will ask mayor lee to come up and perform, talk about the first tweet and our social media campaign. >> great, thank you. thank you, daniel. [applause] >> thank you very much for your leadership on this as well. i knew that when we sat down and talked about this kind of little dream we had that you became the perf
KICU
Dec 3, 2012 1:00pm PST
scores with the angels ron: years ago i made a promise to provide the best for my family, in sickness and in health. carol and i needed help figuring out what's covered by medicare and what's not. so we turned to the same folks we've relied on for health insurance all these years. announcer: ron and carol called anthem blue cross and found an affordable medicare plan that pays for some costs original medicare won't. now they can keep making memories for years to come. choose from plans offering protection from high out of pocket costs plus include prescription drug coverage with your monthly premium. get the freedom to keep the doctors you already trust. if you're eligible for medicare we'll help you find a plan that fits your needs. call or go online now to get answers. you only have until december 7th to enroll. >> back when we were kids and we would put playing cards in the spokes of your wheels to make that cool noise. this is ten notches fácooler. let me introduce you. >> this is the monty python of the holy grail. >> it's awesome. looks like one on thenb front te to ma
WHUT
Dec 6, 2012 7:30am EST
downshifting the boom in china. ron madison is here with the details on that. ron. >> yeah, we are seeing a bit of a slowdown, gene, but still pretty enviable numbers out of china. chinese government economists there say they do expect their economy will grow this year by less than 8%, though. it would be the first time in 13 years that it's dropped below that mark. the government targeted growth of 7.5%. a representative of the chinese academy of social sciences said the economy would grow 7.7%. >> translator: china's exports are slowing because of the european debt crisis and the global economic slowdown. >> he said the economy bottomed out in the july-to-september quarter, but consumption as well as industrial output improved in september and october. he's predicting growth will rebound next year to about 8.2%. he said increased public investment and more monetary easing would spur the economy. but li called for flexible government policies if the situation in europe gets any worse. >>> a report sponsored by the u.s. government says that shipping surplus shale gas overseas will
CBS
Dec 30, 2012 6:30am EST
[ inaudible ] person of the year. >> ron paul. >> we're back to ron paul? >> rand paul has a very promising future. >> bob costas on guns. he spoke out after the kansas city chiefs football player killed his girlfriend, used a gun. kicked off the discussion. long overdue. >> mitt romney, his election campaign was honest, and the public didn't like it, so they picked the other candidate. >> simple as that. >> obama care, about changing the tax code. people didn't like to hear that. >> mitt romney almost won. if he had shown up in new jersey, he probably would have had a better shot. >> mitt romney who he said those who don't care about students who are in a country illegally have no heart, it almost killed his campaign. >> most dishonest, john boehner, republican speaker of the house. saying quote unquote, let's be honest, we're broke. we'll be right back with new years resolutions. ♪ [ music ] >>> new years resolutions, pat. >> get at list one book on nixon done this year. >> another one? >> one. >> can get cracking on my memoir, and also continue to jog so i can continue to stay healthy
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